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Robert F. McLain, MD



Surgical Treatment of Back and Neck Pain
Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery
Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
Lumbar Decompression and Discectomy
Lumbar Fusion and Instrumentation
Microdiscectomy and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Sacroiliac Surgery and Fusion


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery



University of California, Davis, California, B.S. Biology, 1978

Medical School:

University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Davis, Medicine, 1980-1984


Internship, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Orthopaedics, 1984-1985
Resident, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1985-1989


Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Iowa, NIH Research Fellow, 1989-1990
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, Davis, Fellowship, Spine Surgery, 1990-1991


University Hospitals Beachwood Medical Center


Cleveland Clinic Director Spinal Surgery Fellowship
Director of Spine Research
MidAmerica Orthopaedic Association, President


American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) -
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)
North American Spine Society (NASS)
International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS)
Mid-American Orthopaedic Association (MAOA)



About the Physician- Robert Mclain

Dr. Robert McLain, MD, has been providing surgical care to Northeast Ohioans for over 25 years, treating neck and back disorders that cause pain and disability.  A Board-Certified Spine Surgeon and long-time Cleveland medical leader, Dr. McLain has provided expert Spine care to patients throughout the Cleveland and Northeast Ohio area, offering cutting edge technologies such as disc replacement surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, and percutaneous SI Joint fusion. 

He has been recognized nationally and internationally for his leadership and skill, receiving numerous awards and honors, including Crain's HealthCare Hero award, 16 consecutive Top Doctor citations, and election to the Presidency of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, the countries largest regional medical association for Orthopaedic Surgeons.

If you need to see a spine surgeon, I'd be glad to see you right away at my Spine Surgery Cleveland office in the Beachwood Medical Center!
If you have been waiting to reschedule a follow-up appointment or wondering if you need neck or back surgery , I am pleased to see you at my new practice office in the outstanding University Hospital Beachwood Medical Center, conveniently located on Richmond Road in Beachwood.   Three blocks from the 271 exit to Chagrin Boulevard, this wonderful new facility is convenient to all of Cleveland and east-side regional communities.  I hope to see you soon!
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  1. 25501 Chagrin Blvd., Ste. 200
    Beachwood, Ohio 44122

    Phone: 844.746.8537
    Fax: 216.450.1810

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